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Information 2014, 5(3), 389-403;

The Logic of the Physics of Information

International Center for Transdisciplinary Research, 19 Villa Curial, 75019 Paris, France
Received: 21 December 2013 / Revised: 27 June 2014 / Accepted: 30 June 2014 / Published: 8 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Physics of Information)
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A consensus is emerging that the multiple forms, functions and properties of information cannot be captured by a simple categorization into classical and quantum information. Similarly, it is unlikely that the applicable physics of information is a single classical discipline, completely expressible in mathematical terms, but rather a complex, multi- and trans-disciplinary field involving deep philosophical questions about the underlying structure of the universe. This paper is an initial attempt to present the fundamental physics of non-quantum information in terms of a novel non-linguistic logic. Originally proposed by the Franco-Romanian thinker Stéphane Lupasco (1900–1988), this logic, grounded in quantum mechanics, can reflect the dual aspects of real processes and their evolution at biological, cognitive and social levels of reality. In my update of this logical system—Logic in Reality (LIR)—a change in perspective is required on the familiar notions in science and philosophy of causality, continuity and discontinuity, time and space. I apply LIR as a critique of current approaches to the physical grounding of information, focusing on its qualitative dualistic aspects at non-quantum levels as a set of physical processes embedded in a physical world. View Full-Text
Keywords: contradiction; duality; dynamics; identity; logic; non-separability; ontology; philosophy; physics; system contradiction; duality; dynamics; identity; logic; non-separability; ontology; philosophy; physics; system
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